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"A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron."
"Transplanting the ballet to the US is like trying to raise a palm tree in Dakota."
"I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't danceand do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it."
"I'll never die. I'll just explode, right there before your eyes, onstage."
"Football combines the two worst features of America life: violence and committee meetings."
"My contribution to the world is my ability to draw. I will draw as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can. Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic."
"I'm a liberal inside a liberal's body."
US comic actor
"In reality, killing time is only the name for another of the multifarious ways by which Time kills us."
Sir Osbert Sitwell
(brother of Dame Edith)
"This pilot, by far, was the best I ever readand I hope that insults every other pilot I worked on."
(married to Amy Poehler)
, on "Arrested Development"
"(I'm) the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva."
"An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for months or years. A competent attorney can delay one even longer."
Evelle J. Younger
US attorney general (CA)
"When I was 14 years old, I decided I could cook. It was either that or puberty."
US comic, actor